Following a traffic stop on IH 10, a San Antonio man was arrested after being found to be in possession of a significant amount of heroin laced with fentanyl, black tar heroin, and methamphetamine.
On Wednesday, August 30, at about 1:10 a.m. a KPD officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic offense at about Mile Marker 508 on IH 10 West. The vehicle was occupied by the driver, a 46 year old San Antonio man, and his passenger, a 39 year old San Antonio woman. A check of the driver’s driver’s license revealed that his license to operate a motor vehicle was revoked and he had two prior convictions for Driving While License Invalid. The driver was placed under arrest Driving While License Invalid.
A search of the car was conducted and the driver was found to be in possession of approximately 40 ounces of white powder heroin mixed with fentanyl, approximately 14 ounces of black tar heroin, several baggies of methamphetamine weighing approximately 10.7 grams, along with methamphetamine paraphernalia. Additionally, about $700.00 in counterfeit US currency was found in the vehicle.
Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid drug, which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use as an analgesic (pain relief) and anesthetic. It is approximately 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin as an analgesic. Fentanyl produces effects such as relaxation, euphoria, pain relief, sedation, confusion, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, and respiratory depression. An overdose can cause a rapid stupor and respiratory failure leading to death.
The passenger was identified and released from the scene as there was no link between them and the narcotics found in the vehicle.
The driver was transported to the Kerr County Jail and held pending bond. He was charged with Manufacture or Delivery of Controlled of Substance in Penalty Group 1, more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams for methamphetamine he was in possession of; Manufacture or Delivery of Controlled of Substance in Penalty Group 1B, over 400 grams for the heroin mixed with fentanyl he was in possession of, and Manufacture or Delivery of Controlled of Substance in Penalty Group 1, over 400 grams for the black tar heroin he was in possession of.